Sanders, Warren Push New Medicare Benefits Amid Press To Scale Back Reconciliation Bill

By Michelle M. Stein, Donna Haseley, Maya Goldman / September 23, 2021 at 8:27 PM
Senate progressives including Budget Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) continued to push for robust Medicare benefit expansions on Thursday (Sept. 23) even as they faced White House pressure to scale back the party’s broader $3.5 trillion reconciliation package to get centrist Democrats on board. The pressure on the fractured Democratic Party to reach agreement on a plan to advance both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and their partisan Build Back Better reconciliation package spurred a whirlwind of...

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